Our gracious God’s desire is to be actively involved in our life daily. Jesus taught us in what is commonly called the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:11 “Give us this day our daily bread.”

Why would Jesus tell us to direct this request to our God if it wasn’t God’s will to answer that request. The scriptures tell us in Acts 17:27 “He is not far from each one of us”. What a wonderful thought that is. If that is true, which it is, what keeps us from seeing God move in our live and experience His benefits?

The answer is found in Psalms 103:1-5 “Bless the Lord O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” In this first verse, we see the importance of our focus on the Lord instead of normal life focus. Sometimes, what we face in life can cloud up our awareness of God’s presence. We must, on purpose, take time to refocus our attention on eternal things.

The second thing that hinders us is not knowing what God’s benefits are and also forgetting them. Psalms 103:2-5 tells us “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” If we lose our awareness of God’s benefits it will hinder us. I want to encourage you today to make God’s presence and benefits fresh in your thinking and life. Our God wants to make them a living reality in your life.

God Bless!